- Elevation - low 7000 ft. - high 8243 ft.
- Location - Trailhead is located near Sugar Bowl Ski Resort, click here for good directions
- Mileage - 5 1/2 miles
- Hiking Time - 3+ hours
- Route - I've done this hike numerous times and have always done it counter-clockwise for some reason. From the trailhead, climb up the zig-zagging rock trail, which leads under the ski lift for Sugar Bowl. There's a fork in the road to go left, but we always continue straight to come around the South side of Mt. Judah and take a little detour on the PCT to check out Roller Pass (where the pioneers crossed over). On the way down from Mt. Judah, we take another side trip to Donner Peak.
- Weather - beautiful!
- Hikers -Too many to name! We had a big crowd this time with the addition of a few people doing pre-hikes for Girls' Camp and the Pioneer Trek, plus some of our kids tagged along.
Making our way up the very rocky mountainside
A little historical sign about Roller Pass -- it's incredible to think about the daunting task those pioneers faced.